Tyronza cemetery association looking at possibilities

Thursday, November 10, 2016

During their regular meeting Tuesday, Tyronza Mayor Charles Glover gave the city council a heads up on a couple items they may be looking at in the future.

The first involved the cemetery association. Glover said he had been approached by members of the cemetery association about the possibility of the city taking it over as the members are getting older and won't be able to do it anymore.

Glover was cautious about the possibility and said he wanted to take a look at the association's record books from the last few years to see if it would make sense financially for the city before he recommended anything. "Number one, it's got to make money for the city. If we can't make money, I will not recommend it," Glover said. "It would be a good thing if the city could do it, but the city cannot do it at a loss."

Glover said if the city did take over the cemetery association, he would want to see if they could do it using employees the city already has.

Last month, the council had questioned Glover about a business that was running two businesses out of the same building. This month, Glover said he had looked at the ordinance, and it says that if someone has two businesses which require a business license located in the same building, they must buy a license at the highest applicable rate and pay 1.5 times that amount. He said they would look at enforcing it in January. "I'm aware now. Going forward we will enforce it," Glover said. The business in question runs an auction and plays music on Friday nights.

In other business, the council:

*received copies of the amended 2016 budget to review.

*approved renewing the accidental death and dismemberment plan for city employees.

*approved renewing the firefighters income protection plan.

*approved employee Christmas bonuses. They adjusted bonuses for two new employees who replaced two who quit. Even with the adjustment to $100 each, the city will save $340 compared to what was budgeted for bonuses this year.

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